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Ebru Television Report on Mercury Use in Gold Mining in Kenya

Ebru Television did a report on mercury use by miners in Kenya, who are using it to extract gold from the soil.

Watch the report here.

Representatives from IPEN Participating Organization Centre for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD) are included in the video. See related reports they have completed here:

Inventory and mapping of mercury use in Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sites in Migori, South Western Kenya

Mercury Trade and Supply in ASGM Hotspots: Kenya Country Situation Report

Eunice Atieno Juma, also featured in the video, spoke during a press conference about an IPEN - UNEP Partnership at the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly in 2018 in Nairobi. The purpose of the Partnership is to contribute to the work on Gender and Chemicals, through a focus on women in the following areas :

* Raising awareness of the health effects and other impacts to women and children as vulnerable populations from chemical exposures, including by creating opportunities for training and experience-sharing and collecting relevant sex-disaggregated data;
* Promoting women's engagement and leadership in decision-making processes at national and global levels; and
* Implementing and contributing to activities related to SAICM Emerging Policy Issues and other Issues of Concern, as well as related chemicals conventions and relevant Sustainable Development Goal

Read more about the Press Conference here.